National FS-5000
This page was last modified 19:09, 19 February 2019 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx.

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Description

The model FS-5000 is based on FS-5500F2. The name of this computer is FS-5000 as indicated on front, but the label on back specifies its link with the FS-5500F2 model by indicating FS-5000F2.

Video control panel and superimpose capabilities has been removed but the memory go up to 128kB. It was aimed at the Japanese market. Only the version with 2 floppy disk drives was released (there is no FS-5000F1).

Official price when released: ¥158,800

Brand National
Type FS-5000
Year November 1986
RAM 128kB in slot 3-2
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges, Floppy disk 3.5"
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG
Chipset Probably Yamaha S3527 or Yamaha S1985
Extras Stereo PSG sound, Two floppy disk drives 3.5" 720k, general volume controller at front, headphone jack with volume controller at front, Word processor (floppy disk)

Pictures

National FS-5000
National FS-5000 rear
National FS-5000 keyboard
National FS-5000
National FS-5000 rear

Specifications

The National FS-5000 is a MSX2 with 2 cartridge slots, and two 3.5" Disk drives.

The three slots in the back have the same pinout as standard expansion slot but the connector is different. The location seems to be the slots #0-1, #0-2 and #0-3.

Floppy Disk Controller chip is the 8876.

Slot Map

Help needed
The location of the three expansion slots needs to be checked on a real machine.
Slot Slot
0-0 0-1 0-2 0-3 Slot 1 Slot 2 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh Slot
CN904
Slot
CN906
Slot
CN907
Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
128kB
Memory
Mapper
Page 8000h~BFFFh Kanji
driver
Set-Up
RTC
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM Disk ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh Sub-ROM

Connections

  • Keyboard connector
  • RF output with channel selector switch
  • RGB output (RGB21)
  • RCA Audio and Video
  • Headphone jack (3.5mm?)
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • Data Recorder connector
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Paddle controlers, etc)
  • 2 cartridge slots at front
  • 3 expansion slots on the rear
  • Power cable
  • 2 power outlets